I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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30 July 2011

Suddenly: July haiku 2011


suddenly
the vine blossoms orange
winter sun

vine flowers
long loops of honey
climb the trees

warm winter
green weeds and parsley
spring up

1/7/11



carrying kindling
I reach to pat my new dog
she flinches sharply

(No I don’t have a new dog; this describes an incident far past.)

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sunny morning
my stepson’s confident voice
clear over Skype

8/7/11



wet night full moon unseen

15/7/11



dark night
rain falling softly
low voices

21/7/11



Lune Sequence for Suzanne

a cold day indoors
I listen
as an old friend sings

her voice high and strong
in my ears
her words plain and sweet

I‘m on my own here
my headphones
wrapped around my skull

and she doesn’t know
I hear her
remembering well

29/7/11



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